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Foster & Adoption Sessions

Wake and Pitt counties | Are you interested in fostering or adopting? We have information sessions to answer your questions about fostering and adopting through Methodist Home for Children. RSVP is required: Call 888.305.4321, ext.6, or email FosterandAdopt@mhfc.org. On the agenda: •  What it means to be a foster parent. •  What the training & licensing process is all about. •  What types of children are referred to our foster … [Read more...]

Thank you!

To the volunteers who throw parties with jolly Santas and gifts; to the friends who treat us to a rollicking Target shopping spree; to the many others who haul, cart, and hoist thousands of presents through our front doors. To you – and all who give so that children might have safe, stable homes and a merry Christmas – we say thank you. Click here to see more of Christmas 2017 … [Read more...]

Advent Series 4: Whose child is this?

While they were there the time came for her to deliver her child. She gave birth to her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling cloth, and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:6-7 By Bruce Stanley, President / CEO of Methodist Home for Children Several years ago, Rev. Ned Hill was the bright, young associate pastor at Edenton Street UMC who was tasked with leading the family Christmas Eve service. He … [Read more...]

Advent Series 3: The awkward guest

Behold I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare the way before me. The voice of one crying from the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. John came baptizing in the wilderness preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sin. ...He was clothed with a camel's hair shirt with a leather belt around his waist and he ate locusts and wild honey. He preached, saying "There comes ONE after me who is … [Read more...]

Advent Series 2: Time to wake up

And what I say to you I say to all: keep awake. – Jesus of Nazareth, Mark 13:37 This is all the more urgent, the hour has come for you to wake from sleep for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. – The Apostle Paul, Romans 13:11 By Bruce Stanley, President / CEO of Methodist Home for Children In the vigorous debates resulting from Colin Kaepernick’s protest, the phrase “stay woke” has repeatedly appeared. Most credit … [Read more...]

Advent Series 1: The color purple

I appeal to you, brothers and sisters, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be united in the same minds and in the same judgment. For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers and sisters. –Paul’s first letter to the church in Corinth, Chapter 1:10-12 By Bruce Stanley, President / CEO of Methodist Home for … [Read more...]

Building Young Lives

The Center for Children at The Village at Washington Terrace, by JDavis Architects When developers asked Washington Terrace stakeholders what they wanted to see in the re-envisioning and reconstruction of their historic Raleigh community, quality childcare topped the list. For a year planners listened to the community’s hopes and dreams, and when they wrote the masterplan, it included a childcare center along with affordable family and senior … [Read more...]

Experts in Care | Lighthouse Certification

Congratulations to our staff and foster parents who’ve shown through rigorous testing that they are adept in our model of care and equipped to train others. Besides skill, they have modeled perseverance, grace, and determination in their work to earn Lighthouse Certification. [Not photographed: foster parents Jake Jacques and Andrew and Rebecca Lucas] … [Read more...]

Black’s Chapel: Thrift to gift

Most Sunday mornings, you’ll find 25 or so people in the pews at Black’s Chapel United Methodist in Godwin. It’s a small, historic church in a one-stoplight town – and it's living proof that you can’t measure the heart of a community by a count of the heads. You measure it in relationships. You measure it in readiness to help when somebody’s home burns or job is lost or child is sick. You measure it in support for an organization like Methodist … [Read more...]

What if that were you?

A conversation about inclusiveness leads to new coursework: Now our FACT students are learning to communicate using American Sign Language.   The teacher stands in her classroom and tells this story: Once I had a student join my class who was completely deaf. She had been attending the North Carolina School for the Deaf where everyone communicates using American Sign Language (ASL), but when she joined my class not a single person … [Read more...]

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